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daringly, martin luther king jr. was a man of service, and his day should be a day of service. to honor him, let's do the same. go to mlkday.gov and find out how to volunteer on martin luther king day, and beyond. this message is brought to you by the corporation for national and community service. >> the vietnam veterans memorial is one of the most visited sites in washington, d.c., but it's also one of the most controversial. lauren tells us more. >> the vietnam memorial was built to honor the american lives lost during the vietnam war. the war lasted from 1959 to 1975. it was the longest and most unpopular military conflict in u.s. history. troops fought to prevent the northern communists from taking over the south vietnamese government. millions of civilians were killed, as well as over 58,000 american soldiers. like the war itself, the memorial caused controversy. it was designed by maya lin, a young architecture student from yale university. her drawings were selected out of a thousand others in a national design competition. >> maya lin's design was very controversial because, at tha
. visit stopbullying.gov. he took chances, he was so moving... he lived daringly, martin luther king jr. was a man of service, and his day should be a day of service. to honor him, let's do the same. go to mlkday.gov and find out how to volunteer on martin luther king day, and beyond. this message is brought to you by the corporation for national and community service. i wish i was in school. [overlapping chatter] if only i had a math test today. or a book report to give. i wish i was in school. i'll stay after class. i'll clean the chalkboard. i'll do extra homework. i'll skip recess. i wish i was in school. i wish i was in school. i really wish i was in school. man: school ends, but free lunches for your kids don't have to. find your local food bank at feedingamerica.org/summermeals for help. together, we're feeding america. >> we sent nicole and lauren to universal orlando resort to find fun things to report on. and they certainly did. our team coverage starts with nicole, and i'm jealous. >> one of my assignments was to cover universal's superstar parade. if you've got young brother
meetings. >>> and now let's get a check on markets. u.s. markets were closed monday for martin luther king, jr. day, but all eyes here are on the boj meeting. for more details on how markets are trading ahead of this key event, we're going to ramin mellegard who is at the tokyo stock exchange. ramin, tell me, aren't markets pretty much already expecting a surge in outcome from the boj meeting? >> very good question. a lot of traders that i've spoken to over the last couple weeks have really told me that given the price action we've seen so far with the weakening trend of the nikkei, the markets are pretty much expecting the boj, bank of japan, to take steps to make sure a more agressive monetary stand and fight against deflation pretty much in line with prime minister abe's aims. now, let's have a look at how the markets are opening before this big day, and a bit of a mixed picture there. the nikkei just barely above the positive and the topix just marginally in the negative. as we did see some profit taking on monday, that wasn't such a surprise, and we should really expect a narrow range
are closed for the martin luther king, jr., holiday, so we're looking at american innovation and competitiveness. join us for this "n.b.r." special edition: "u.s. innovation." >> tom: a rebound in the housing market and a multitude of new models may help truck sales to their best year since the financial crisis. new trucks unveiled at the north american international auto show in detroit this week aren't just more powerful, they're also more fuel efficient and loaded with new technology. ruben ramirez reports. >> reporter: if 2012 was the year of the fuel efficient "green car," 2013 is shaping up to be the year of the truck. the big three-- gm, ford and chrysler-- all are out with new 2013 models or concept pickups that will start hitting showrooms over the next few years. the three are fierce competitors in the full-size pickup segment where profit margins are larger compared to cars. jeffries auto analyst peter nesvold says automakers make $12,000 to $15,000 in profit for each full-size truck they sell. >> to put that into perspective, small cars might be anywhere from $2,0
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